The Amazing Soya Bean

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Soya beans are an important food for millions of people. The Amazing Soya Beanexplains the history of soya beans, the different foods and objects that can be made from soya beans, and includes instructions for growing soya beans.
Features of the Book – Explanation, – Step-by-step illustrations of a procedure, – Specialised vocabulary – sprouting, harvest, bacteria, fertiliser, nitrogen, protein, pests, hulls, pods, biodegradable, diesel, synthetic, – Quotation marks used for emphasis – “the miracle crop”, – Descriptive names – Yellow, Jewel, Great Treasure, Heaven’s Bird, magic beans, Purpose The Amazing Soya Bean can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – exploring specialised vocabulary, – understanding and using a glossary, – recognising the features of non-fiction text, – distinguishing fact from opinion, – using graphic aids such as diagrams to convey information, – exploring the production, distribution, and consumption of goods.

Themes covered in this book are: Food, Health, Life science

Reading Level:23-24 (Silver)

AuthorAlison Auch

SeriesSkyrider Investigations

Year Level3


Guided Reading Level23


Theme/TopicFood | Health | Life Science

Strategy/SkillsFact and opinion | features of non-fiction | Using graphic sources | Vocabulary and word study

Page Count32